Memorial for Past and Potential Victims of Gun Violence

Compilation of footage from the exhibition.

Snowflakes, a Tucson-based art-action group co-founded by Elena Makansi and Martin Krafft, exhibited "A Memorial for Past and Potential Gun Victims" at the Lionel Rombach Gallery from September 5th to 13th, 2018.  Addressing what feels like the inevitability of gun violence, project organizers, Martin Krafft and Elena Makansi seek to convey some sense of the human cost of that violence, particularly an awareness of the toll that gun violence has exacted on the Tucson and UA communities. 

The interactive exhibition invited participants to trace the faces of past gun victims whose friends and families have submitted photographs to be included in the memorial. Participants are also asked to consider themselves as potential victims of gun violence by tracing their own faces. The project is a continuation of the interactive vigil from the spring, "Who Will Be Next?  A Memorial for Victims of the Next Mass Shooting," which brought together in collaboration Snowflakes, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Tucson, as well as March for Our Lives - Tucson, with support from Pima Friends Meeting.